Tycho Celchu (pronounced /'taɪko 'sɛltʃu/) was a renowned starfighter pilot for the Alliance of Nations, serving as Rogue Leader for approximately a decade, before becoming a general in the Multiversal Federation. A native of Alderaan, he joined the Imperial Navy as a TIE Fighter pilot. He was speaking with his family by HoloNet when Alderaan was destroyed by the first Death Star, an event which pushed him into defecting to the Rebel Alliance. Celchu quickly became an ace pilot with the elite Rogue Squadron. There he fought alongside Wedge Antilles, who became his lifelong best friend.